We were delayed in getting the second plastic side up on the big high tunnel, so a day of prolonged 20 mph wind Wednesday yanked the man/tractor doors off. The wind was relentless on the hill for about 12 hours. The sound of the gusts beating on the plastic really put your nerves on edge.
The wind also whipped the plastic off Caterpillar No. 2, and partially undid Caterpillar No. 1. While the day was a bummer, it’s nothing that can’t be fixed/redone. Like anything else, when you have a chance to do something all over again, you usually come up with ways to do it better.
The good news is, the big high tunnel was ultimately fine. We put up a temporary cover on the door, and Jason and Angelica worked until dark Thursday to get the second crank-down side up. (I was home Thursday afternoon with a sick little boy.)
I untangled the Caterpillar No. 2 mess with little trouble, and finished shoveling the raised beds in the big high tunnel. When I tapped out to take care of the little sick patient, Angelica stepped in to spread mushroom compost on all of the big high tunnel rows.
So we are now ready to plant in there! And that’s good because there’s a lot ready to go in the ground. As you can see here: